The Gratuitus Life

"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." -John Wooden

Love this quote from the legendary NCAA coach. It reminds me of how I need to live selflessly. Also makes me think of the terms 'quid pro quo' and 'gratuitus'. Consider this:

Gratuitus is the opposite of 'quid pro quo'. The phrase 'quid pro quo' means 'that for which' or 'which for which'. It therefore means getting something for doing something else. In contrast, 'gratuitus' means 'for free'.

I want to live the gratuitus life. Daily giving with no thought of repayment. How about you?


  1. My desire too, Bob. Know we will have the opportunity today....if we look for it and respond to it!!

  2. That's my desire too.
    Sometimes it's just giving a smile to someone so unexpectedly.
    Does my heart good.
    It's also like our trip to Africa and serving along side our brothers. (see my latest blog post)
    I like Wanda's comment about seizing the day and it's opportunities.


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